Duncan Robinson continues his impressive season with a 22-point performance in a dominant win over the Chicago Bulls.
And his best play illustrated his performance to perfection.
Early in the opening quarter, forward Haywood Highsmith sent a pass to Kyle Lowry in the corner. With five seconds on the shot clock, Lowry sent a cross-court pass to Robinson, which was nearly intercepted by Demar DeRozan. Instead, Robinson recovered, draining a near 30-foot three-pointer as the shot clock expired.
This electric possession expanded the Heat’s lead to double-digits. Despite comeback attempts throughout, they held on for the eight-point victory.
Robinson wrapped up the game with 22 points, two rebounds, and two assists on 63.6 percent shooting and 6 of 9 shooting from beyond the arc. He is filling in effectively for the injured Tyler Herro.
Robinson’s recent performances have led to some fans speculating that Herro will return to his sixth-man role. However, his play prior to his injury was at an All-Star level, which he discussed on episode one of his new YouTube documentary, ‘Boy Wonder’s World.’
“We were playing at an all-NBA level, we were gonna make all-NBA,” Herro said. “Trying to get back on the court ASAP… because when I get back, we’re going to need that same (expletive).